A clinic will be held in Donegal next month as part of the Laura Brennan HPV vaccine catch-up programme.
The clinic will be held on Monday March 13th from 9.30am to 4.15pm at the immunisation Department, St Conal’s Campus, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92FW6Y.
The programme is aimed at those aged 16 or older who did not get their HPV vaccine yet and were previously eligible
Eligible people can register on www.hpv.ie for an appointment for a free vaccine which will be administered through HSE vaccination clinics and schools (2023).
The programme is supported by Bernie and Larry Brennan, parents of the late Laura Brennan who campaigned for higher uptake of the HPV vaccine before her death from cervical cancer in 2019, aged 26.
The most common cancer caused by the HPV virus is cervical cancer – cancer of the neck of the womb. However, the HPV virus can cause other cancers and conditions that can affect boys, and since September 2019, boys have also been offered the HPV vaccine. The more young people vaccinated – both boys and girls – the better the spread of the infection can be controlled.
Free HPV vaccines will be offered to all boys and girls in second-level education who were previously eligible to receive the vaccine and who have not yet received it.
It is also open to young women up to the age of 25 who have left secondary school and did not previously receive the vaccine.
If you are under 16 and want to get the HPV vaccine, you do not need to do anything for now.
You will be able to get vaccinated through your school or a HSE clinic in 2023.
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